Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
by the department of labor for paying 14 workers less than a third of the minimum wage. nbc bay area's kris sanchez joins us live in sunnyvale with that story. >> reporter: hi there, jessica. bloom energy has raised more than $2 billion in investments and both former secretary of state colin powell is one of its board members and yet the labor department says this is also a company that willfully shorted to pay more than a dozen of its workers. bloomenergy corporation create add major buzz in 2010 when it unveiled the bloom box, the high efficiency fuel cell dubbed the holy grail of green energy. but today only two words -- no comment -- in regard to a labor of energy investigation of them bringing 14 mexican nationals to work on refurbishing generators and paid them less than $3 an hour. the wages were paid in pesos deposited into bank accounts in mexico. >> in talking to the mexican nationals, we did find that what the employer was doing, they were paying them but they were being paid in pesos, the equivalent of $2.66 an hour. >> reporter: blanco says her investigators discovered the 14 m mexican
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
protects workers whether or not they are here illegally. in sunnyvale, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> kris, thank you. have you been able to function today? an emotional day for so many in the bay area, everyone just trying to digest what we saw last night. tonight, take a look. the 49ers are back home, arriving at the airport. now despite the gut wrenching loss, this was a magical season. some touching moments from the fans and players. an impromptu homecoming celebration. let's bring in damian trujillo. damian? >> reporter: raj, most of the players left team headquarters about an hour ago but some crazy fans are still out here hoping to get an autograph or to wave at some of their favorite players who still might be in the training facility. a lot of broken hearts here tonight, but the fans said they wanted to be out here to show the niners that they share their pain and are with them win or lose. they waited more than three hours for their beloved 49ers to arrive. >> here to support the 49ers. they did an awesome job. in our eyes they're still winners. >> and there they were ta
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
sanchez slipped his handcuffs while an officer was doing paperwork outside of the van. sanchez then jumped into the driver's seat and just took off. police say sanchez is 32 years old from san jose. he was arrested for probation violation warrants. he's 5'8", about 175 pounds. >>> a statewide alert is in effect and traffic signs in the bay area are lit up this morning. drivers being warned about a former l.a. police officer who is allegedly on a shooting spree. christopher dorner may be driving a gray nissan truck with a license plate number 8d83987. if you see this truck, you're asked to call 911. dorner is accused of killing three people in southern california in the past 24 hours, including a los angeles police officer. police say he also shot two other officers. >>> on this thursday morning, we welcome the rain. let's get a look at the forecast. meteorologist christina loren, good morning. >> good morning. we're getting quite a bit of rain, especially along the peninsula. at this point, slick conditions up in the north bay and those conditions continue down south to about san francisco
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
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